Wood Gas Generator Manual

We have posted here a while back about wood gas powered generators and motors.  As impractical as it sounds, theses methods of alternative fuels are relevent to a prepper checklist.  If there is no gasoline, how would you power a motor or generator?   Although we have posted something on this in the past, this is a manual on the subject and an interesting read.

Wood gas, or wood gasification, is a decades-old renewable energy technology that converts chunks of firewood, wood chips or other cellulosic biomass to charcoal, volatile and combustible gases, and occasionally, combustible liquids.


The process, which is called pyrolysis, is accomplished by cooking the wood (under low oxygen conditions) in a wood-gas generator and collecting the vapors, which are then directed to the generator, or vehicle.

To view the manual online, or to download, please click the link below.







How To Hydroponics

Hydroponics is something new to me, and something I knew little about.  If you are not familiar with it, hydroponics is a method of growing plants with nutrient rich water, instead of using soil.  Soils actually retain nutrients, but are not essential for growing plants.  This is a new concept to me, and I never really understood the advantages, or why someone would want to use hydroponics.  I had a lot of questions until I found this book, “How To Hydroponics”  This is a great resource, to view or to download, please click the link below.

How To Hydroponics


Aids To Survival

This manual is called “Aides To Survival”, and it is published by the Western Australia Police Academy.   The Outback can be a brutal and unforgiving environment, so when the Aussies publish a survival manual, I am interested.  This manual is 105 pages, and covers a variety of interesting and useful topics.  To view online or to download, please click the link below.

Aids to Survival